Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-05-2014, 10:46 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Brother Les's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: BoCoMo
Posts: 1,803
Good suggestions. If this was my unit, I would only put the 4 screws to through bolts for now and make sure of the clearance inside when running the slides out. Please keep us posted.
__________________

__________________
Brother Les

2013 Forest River Salem Hemisphere SBT312QBUD

2001 CrewCab F-250 7.3 PowerStroke Diesel
SuperChip, BTS transmission, 6.0 Trans Cooler
Brother Les is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 11:25 AM   #12
Incheon, S. Korea
 
BigBaron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Posts: 1,140
If those screws are the same ones they use at Viking/Coachmen, I can believe that they broke.
The screws that hold down the roof on our popup broke on the second trip!
__________________

__________________
Me, Julie, Lil' Barry, Faith, and OSDs, Fang and Treaty
2003 Hyundai Starex (H1), 2012 Coachmen Clipper 126
I don't know when we'll be able to go camping again...
BigBaron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 12:16 PM   #13
Member
 
sammonilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Woodinville WA
Posts: 94
Thanks for all of the input. Im currenty working on the repair for the slide. I have thru bolted the affected area and am now in the middle of replacing all of the broken, missing and normal screws with new stainless hardware. I should be done this weekend and I will post all of my pic's from start to finish. Sofa the hardest part has been trying to extract the broken off screws that are still in the frame. I would have had this done sooner but only have a few extra hours here and there to do the repair. Sofa I have about two hours into the repair and it is going good. Two hours and about three beers!!!!
__________________
Scott Sammons
Woodinville Wa
GO SEAHAWKS!
2016 SILVERADO 2500HD 6.6 Duramax
2012 280BH Casscade
sammonilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 08:32 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Displaced2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 309
Had similar problem on 2013 Lexington dinette slide.
They talked to FR and was told the current spacing is too wide. To install hex head screws closer and readjusted slide stop. Have not used it yet but TRUST my guys completely.
Call and ask. Can't hurt.
__________________
Displaced2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 10:44 AM   #15
Member
 
sammonilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Woodinville WA
Posts: 94
Slide out is fixed!!

OK, I got the slide modified and fixed yesterday. Thanks for old coot, and brother less for your input. I just needed a little shove into the right direction before I started to drill holes into the TT. So far I have replaced 8 broken screws from both sides of the slide out. I thru- bolted the lower left corner with 1/4-20 SS nuts and bolts and replaced all of the other screws with larger SS screws. The total repair took about three hours and about six beers!!!. The pics are from before I cut off the excess from inside of the TT. The slide now is quiet and smooth when operating. here are the before and after pic's. Notice all of the broken screw heads on the tool cart.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	sammons phone 6.6.2014 104.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	166.4 KB
ID:	54634   Click image for larger version

Name:	sammons phone 6.6.2014 106.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	183.7 KB
ID:	54635   Click image for larger version

Name:	sammons phone 6.6.2014 109.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	296.1 KB
ID:	54636   Click image for larger version

Name:	sammons phone 6.6.2014 157.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	166.9 KB
ID:	54637   Click image for larger version

Name:	sammons phone 6.6.2014 158.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	167.4 KB
ID:	54638  

__________________
Scott Sammons
Woodinville Wa
GO SEAHAWKS!
2016 SILVERADO 2500HD 6.6 Duramax
2012 280BH Casscade
sammonilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2014, 12:19 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Brother Les's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: BoCoMo
Posts: 1,803
Very good job on the inside. Grind or cut off a little more of the bolt sticking through and then cap the bolt end off with a cap.

Vestil - Plastic Bolt Caps
__________________

__________________
Brother Les

2013 Forest River Salem Hemisphere SBT312QBUD

2001 CrewCab F-250 7.3 PowerStroke Diesel
SuperChip, BTS transmission, 6.0 Trans Cooler
Brother Les is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
slide

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 AM.